I helped Lyndis get up and though she looked at me angrily at first she soon realized she needed some help to walk back to town. By the time we were back in town, she had recovered enough to walk on her own. The two peasant town guards let us pass-through the gate entrance without any incident.
We finally arrived at the adventurers’ guild red-brick building to claim our reward. The sun was setting by the time we reached it. The place was a lot quieter than it was when I had last been here at noon. Helen was not there either at the till but in her place there was a halfling standing on a box. He had curly brown hair and ruddy cheeks. He wore a green cloak held together with a small green badge with a leaf design.
I have met a few halflings and it has never been a pleasant experience. This was no exception. The halfling eyed us suspiciously.
“Who are you?” He asked us bluntly.
“Members of this guild,” Replied Dazai just as firmly.
“Good, then show me your plates,” the halfling ordered imperiously.
We showed him our guild plates.
“Beginners, I see.”
“Who are you?” asked Lyndis unexpectedly.
“I am Teser, the delegate sent by the Royally Chartered Guildry Incorporation of Perth. I have been sent to this backwater town adventurers’ guild to make sure you sneaky adventurers actually do your job.”
He was an underling sent by the Merchant Guild from the merchant city of Perth.
Dazai, the dwarf was getting tired of all this talk.
“Look, I don’t care about any of that just give me my reward for this killing those orcs.”
“I will not be talked to in that manner by a lowly dwarf!” said the halfling in an unusually loud voice for his small body.
“What did you say!” said Dazai preparing to attack the halfling. I had no intention of stopping Dazai.
Just then Helen came down from the stairs to the upper floors. Dazai, the dwarf was immediately distracted by the bouncing of Helen’s large breasts so by the time Helen reached us it seemed Dazai had lost any intention to attack the halfling only feebly pulling his sling.
“Mr. Teser, please stop getting into fights with guild members. I can’t always come to save you.” Helen pleaded with the halfling.
“Hmph, you got to let adventurers know their place. No wonder the Incorporated Guildry had to send me.” saying the Halfling got off his box and stormed off.
“Please excuse Mr. Teser, he has had a bad day,” lied Helen. “Please follow me to the first floor. I will get a bed for you to rest tonight.”
“How much is it going to cost,” asked Dazai as we made our way up the stairway voicing the concern going through my own mind.
“As active members of our guild, you will get free accommodation.”
“What about our reward?” asked the dwarf.
“You will get that tomorrow after taking Mr. Teser to the Orc Lair. It’s to prove to him you have actually done the quest.”
“That sounds awful.” I groaned. Dazai just nodded in agreement. Lyndis didn’t seem to care.
We made our way into a dingy room with a single lamp on a table. There was just enough room to walk in one by one and the rest of the space was taken by a triple bunk bed.
We ate from our food rations and then wordlessly stepped onto the creaky bunk beds. I was on top bed and the ceiling was just a few inches from my face. There wasn’t enough space for me to lie onto the side so it felt a bit uncomfortable. Well, at least it was better than sleeping outside. Unless creaky bed suddenly decided to fall into pieces I was safe.
The next morning I felt a bit better but not much. I didn’t particularly relish the thought of going back to the orc lair, what with the wandering blink dogs and that Green Dragon. What was that dragon even doing in a backwater town like this? Green Dragons were normally attracted to treasure. If there was one I wanted to get it.
Rewards for current quest: 14 platinum pieces for each adventurer. The quest giver was called Bartholomew, the mayor of the town.
Idea: Characters will have to return with Teser representative from the adventurer’s guild to prove they have killed the Orcs. And then they will find the entrance to the Noria mines.
Alhwald Tillyworth’s Character Sheet
|Money||244 gp, 3gp|
|Equipment||Chainmail, Shield, Long-Sword, Backpack, Rations-6 days, Water-skin, Tinderbox, Flint and Steel, 50′ rope.|
|Spells/Abilities||10% bonus to all XP earned.|
|Paralysis or Petrify||14|
Lyndis Hersandoral’s Character Sheet
|Money||10 gp, 3sp|
|Equipment||Quarterstaff, Shield, Long-Sword, Backpack, Rations-6 days, Leather Armour, Water-skin, Tinderbox, Flint and Steel, 50′ rope.|
|Spells/Abilities||60′ range Darkvision, 1-2 on 1d6 to find secret doors with just a cursory, immune to paralysing attack of ghouls, less likely to be surprised in combat by 1 in 1d6.
Cure Light Wounds, Detect Evil, Light, Protection from Evil, Purify Food and Water, Remove Fear, Resist Cold. No Spells until Lv 2.
|Paralysis or Petrify||14||+1|
Dazai’s Character Sheet
|Money||21 gp, 1ep|
|Equipment||6 days of Rations, Thieves Pick and Tools, Hemp Rope 50′, Backpack, Sling, 58 Bullets for Sling, Dagger, and Leather Armour.|
|Spells/Abilities||Darkvision with a 60′ range, able to detect slanting passages, traps, shifting walls and new construction on a roll of 1-2 on 1d6 (a search must be performed before this roll may be made). It takes a turn for the next abilities: Open Locks, Remove Traps, Pick Pockets, Move Silently, Climb Walls, Hide, Listen, and Sneak Attack.|
|Restrictions||Cannot use large weapons more than four feet in length like two-handed swords, polearms, and longbows. May not wear metal armour as it interferes with thief abilities.|
|Paralysis or Petrify||13||+4|